Waters of the United States Archive
On February 28, President Trump honored a campaign promise and signed an executive order directing EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin the process of rescinding or revising the controversial “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule. (You can read his full remarks here) The executive order provides EPA and the Corps direction to rework the
By Timothy Cama A federal court ruled Friday that President Obama’s regulation to protect small waterways from pollution cannot be enforced nationwide. In a 2-1 ruling, the Cincinnati-based Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit delivered a stinging defeat to Obama’s most ambitious effort to keep streams and wetlands clean, saying it looks likely that
Please join us from 9:00-11:00 am to hear from Craig Bromby and David Syster. BASE and the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce are proud to co-present “Waters of the U.S.: How will this rule impact you?” The rules went into effect August 28, 2015. Come hear firsthand from environmental and legal experts on the various
DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THE WATERS OF THE US SEMINAR SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26 HAS BEEN POSTPONED. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE IN THE NEAR FUTURE.
RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) yesterday joined 27 other states in complaints against the federal Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, that challenge its recently published rule to expand the definition of “Waters of the United States” under the federal Clean Water Act. DENR believes the new definition would expand
via FOX NEWS: The Environmental Protection Agency released its final rule last week defining “waters of the United States” (WOTUS), a measure that hugely expands the ability of this aggressive agency to disregard the conservation efforts of American states and interfere with the daily lives and property of the American people. Not only does this
provided by NAR and RLI: The Final Rule was released on May 27, 2015. While the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made several changes to the proposed rule in response to public comments, the final rule still expands federal jurisdiction over more U.S. waters beyond current practice, guidance and the limitations affirmed by two Supreme Court
The EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy, and the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), JoEllen Darcy, signed the final Waters of the United States rule yesterday. You can read the new rule here. The rule will be effective 60 days after publication in the Federal Register. For the last 18 months, BASE has worked diligently to
From the New York Times By CORAL DAVENPORT The Obama administration is expected in the coming days to announce a major clean water regulation that would restore the federal government’s authority to limit pollution in the nation’s rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands. Environmentalists have praised the new rule, calling it an important step that would lead to
Yesterday, the US House of Representatives voted 261-155 in FAVOR of HR1732 Regulatory Integrity Protection Act. This bill, co-sponsored by Rep. David Rouzer, forces the EPA to scrap their proposed rule change to the definition of the “Waters of the U.S.” and requires they engage stakeholders and local leaders before submitting a new rule change.